Martin Green

Martin Green
Managing Partner

T: +65 6226 1600 Email Martin | Vcard Office: Singapore

Southeast Asia

Our Southeast Asia practice is centred around our offices and associated offices in Singapore, Yangon and Jakarta. We act for a broad range of clients and our lawyers are used to working on complex cross-border deals. We work equally effectively with local law firms and managing cross office teams in Southeast Asia.
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We have had a substantial presence in Singapore, our Southeast Asian hub, for 23 years and that office has immense strengths in corporate, finance and dispute resolution covering the region. Our 60 lawyer team in Singapore, covering international and permitted areas of Singapore law, has built an enviable reputation for investment advice, shipping, offshore and aviation, mergers and acquisitions finance and disputes, and many of our individuals are recognised as leaders in their fields.

We have long-standing established relations with a wide network of regional law firms (including an association in Jakarta and a formal law alliance in Singapore) and will be able to provide a one stop solution to your business needs.

Understanding our clients' needs, aims and cultures helps us build lasting relationships. Through the decades of experience built up in Southeast Asia, our team is perfectly placed to provide you with the commercially focused legal services you require. 

"They are well reputed in the market"
Chambers Asia Pacific 2019

Cebu Air, Inc

Advising as counsel to Cebu Air, Inc. on the creation of Value Alliance, an alliance of 8 low cost carrier airlines to adopt a common technology platform to enable interface between the booking systems of the different airlines in the alliance.


Advised Malaysia-headquartered Chemopharm Sdn Bhd., a leading pan-Southeast Asia medical devices distribution group, on the sale of a majority stake to the Everstone Group, via its platform Everlife.

Triple P Capital

Advised private equity firm Triple P Capital on its acquisition of Contemi Solutions, and its controlling stake investment into The Praxis Company.


Advised AirAsia Group Berhad on its US$768 million sale of Merah Aviation.

Duff & Phelps

Advised Duff & Phelps, a global valuation and corporate finance adviser, on its acquisition of Quantera Global Asia Holding, an Asia-Pacific transfer pricing advisory firm affiliated with Quantera Global.

Engie (previously GDF Suez)

Advised Engie on its acquisition of Keppel FMO in Singapore and Qatar from Keppel Integrated Engineering and on its joint venture interests in the Filinvest district cooling project in the Philippines.

German-based international shipping bank

Advised a German-based international shipping bank as agent for a syndicate of lenders in the US$488 million debt restructuring of a Singapore-listed shipping trust.

Stella International Holdings

Advised HKSE-listed Stella International Holdings, a Taiwanese premium quality footwear designer and manufacturer, on the establishment of new manufacturing facilities in the Philippines, Myanmar, Indonesia and Bangladesh.

Prosperity International

Advised on aggregate investment of over US$150 million in exploration and mining operations in the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Brazil and Canada.

Transportation Partners

Advised Transportation Partners on a structured US Ex-Im Bank bond and loan financing of up to 29 B737-900ER aircraft to be operated by Malindo Air, Batik Air, Thai Lion and Lion Air.

BW Offshore

Acting in the finance of an Indonesia flagged FPU known as 'BW Joko Tole' by various banks, including ING Bank NV, ABN AMRO Bank NV and PT Bank Sumitomo Mitsui Indonesia.


Acted for DNB Bank ASA on a US$398 million syndicated loan to Thai shipping company, involving security over 15 vessels, the syndicate comprising 5 banks.

European bank

Assisted a European bank and related entities in recovering assets and vessels stuck in different jurisdictions when the charterers filed for insolvency protection in Indonesia and Singapore.

Martin Green

Martin Green Managing Partner

T: +65 6226 1600
Email Martin | Vcard Office: Singapore

Latest news & insights

10 Sep 2020

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The Shipping News on Thursdays

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12 Aug 2020

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12 Aug 2020

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11 Aug 2020

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15 Jul 2020

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13 Jul 2020

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12 Jun 2020

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04 Jun 2020

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27 May 2020

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24 Apr 2020

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21 Apr 2020

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20 Apr 2020

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16 Apr 2020

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14 Apr 2020

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Stephenson Harwood included in ALB's 'Employers of Choice 2020' rankings

Law firm Stephenson Harwood's Hong Kong and Singapore offices have been named in Asian Legal Business' (ALB) 'Employers of Choice 2020' rankings.


09 Apr 2020

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Michelle Yong named Acritas Star 2020

Stephenson Harwood LLP partner Michelle Yong has been named an ‘Acritas Star’ 2020.


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